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Polyp Removal Research Study

Clinical Trial Title: 
Polyp removal research study.
Clinical Trial Protocol ID: 
Clinical Trial Investigator Name: 
Joshua Melson, MD, MPH
Clinical Trial Protocol Description: 

The goal of the study is to find ways to improve the method by which we remove polyps. We are comparing two different ways – cold snare and jumbo forceps.

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria: 

In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:

  • Are scheduled for a colonoscopy at Rush University Medical Center or Rush Oak Park Hospital for screening or surveillance purposes.
  • Are over the age of 40.

You will be excluded from the study if any of the following criteria apply to you:

  • Are currently on an anticoagulant/blood thinner.
  • Have a diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  • Have a personal history of colorectal cancer (CRC).

This is a partial list of inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Clinical Trial Area: 
Gastrointestinal Cancers
Contact Phone: 
(312) 942-3466
Contact Name: 
GI Research